A new system has been launched in the US that enables those working with racehorses to submit veterinary treatment and procedure records to racing authorities.
The free EquiTAPS service, by InCompass Solutions, gives authorized parties in other jurisdictions access to those records, and satisfies reporting requirements as set forth by the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA).
It will accept records submitted by covered persons as defined by HISA, including trainers and veterinarians. When required by HISA’s regulations, treatment and procedure information entered into EquiTAPS will be automatically forwarded to HISA.
Chris Dobbins, senior vice-president of InCompass, said EquiTAPS provides a bridge between horsemen, racetracks, and HISA for the welfare of the racehorse.
“We are excited to offer EquiTAPS, which will assist horsemen and veterinarians of all racing breeds to keep track of horses in their care while working in compliance with HISA, which has jurisdiction over Thoroughbreds,” he said.
Individuals with a username and password through hisaus.org can use the same login information for EquiTAPS. If they do not already have an account with HISA, users can set up an account with EquiTAPS for access under their racing jurisdiction.
Trainers and veterinarians are encouraged to create a free account, and regulatory veterinarians and racing authorities who would like access to EquiTAPS should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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